Our current capacity at the Fisher Early Learning Center allows us to take up to 60 children each evening. Our evenings have been a huge success! We are hoping that this success will lead to additional funding and more volunteers, which will enable us to expand the program in the future.
Given the newness of the program, we cannot predict when this will be at this time. Funding and volunteers determine if and how we can expand and how soon. We are working on establishing more permanent funding as well as recruiting additional volunteers. Once we have these two components set, we will be able to determine what our next steps with regards to expansion will be.
How do I register my children?
New families can register their children with special needs who are 12 years and younger and their siblings who are 12 years and younger by completing, signing and returning the following to us:
- Child Registration Form for EACH child.
- Acknowledgement of Risk/Name and Likeness Release for EACH child.
- Health and Special Procedure Questionnaire for children who are taking medications or require the nurse's attention.
- Medication Administration Form (Please note this form requires a signature from a licensed health care provider.)
All children who participate MUST be registered at least four weeks prior to their first evening. Registration enables the Night Owls team to prepare for and care for your children according to their needs in the best way possible.
Please note within the Child Registration form, you can agree to participate in the evaluation of this program. We hope and encourage all families (and volunteers) to participate as this will serve as the beginning of research that will be used to establish Night Owls as a permanent program as well as inform standards for respite care for families with children with special needs.
Once complete please make sure to sign and date each form and return them to:
The Fisher Early Learning Center
Attention: Night Owls Volunteer Coordinator
1899 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
You may also fax them to us at: 303-871-7805
For questions or more information, please call 303.871.7817 or email NightOwls@du.edu.